Our garden is a little bit of a dandelion farm, so it got me thinking, what could I make with these golden flowers, other than fairy potions and posies!! So we tried to make biscuits with them, and it worked! This recipe makes 12-15 dandelion cookies, and as usual I have had to make three batches (having three children), so have a plentiful supply!! If the thought of eating dandelions makes you feel a little eugh, you only need to consider their health benefits and you might be swayed. Bear in mind these are the health benefits for only the flowers, the rest of the plant has even more health benefits to it! They are a great source of antioxidants, they can help relieve aches and pains (more specifically from headaches, backaches, and menstruation), the can help tummy aches, they contain vitamin A and B12, and have antibacterial effects in the pollen 🙂
So what ingredients do you need for your dandelion biscuits?
Pick 15 dandelion flower heads.
1 lemon, zest and juice
150g plain flour
and a pinch of baking powder.
Wash the dandelion heads, and then pluck off all the petals into a bowl
Cream the butter and sugar together
Add in the egg, stirring well
Add the plain flour, the cornflour, and the baking powder
Add the zest of the lemon, the juice of the lemon, and the dandelion petals and stir well
Place overloaded teaspoon sized dollops onto baking paper, and spread out well.
Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 12-15 mins
…..then tuck into your dandelion cookies!!!